The Swell Season will pay for grief counseling sessions following death at show

swell-seasonImage Credit: Conor MastersonThe Swell Season has promised to pay for group counseling sessions to help fans who witnessed the apparent suicide of a man at their in Saratoga, Calif., last week, according to the AP. On Thursday night, Michael Pickels died after jumping from a roof during the band’s set. A spokeswoman for a Palo Alto-based counseling center said today that the band had agreed to pay for four group sessions.

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  • Ceballos

    If you have to have grief counciling because some nut-job became street pizza in front of you then you are a weak pu$$y! But what else would you expect from a “Swell Season” fan?

    • LB

      that shows some integrity on the band’s part. nice to hear.

    • Hoda

      Oh my, I don’t know where to begin in responding to your comment. I think I can sum everything up into one word….RUDE!

    • Once J-fication

      We’ve got your number now, troll. Move through all the regular users, but intelligence is hard to fake, and it’s pretty clearly all you, so what you’re doing is pointless. I’m really sorry that you were pushed to the point in your life where the only kicks you get are trying to slander other people and say stupid s**t online, but I legitimately pity you and hope you find meaning in your life soon.

      • Jackal


      • RK

        His phone number?

      • Once J-fication

        No, not his phone number idiot! But you know what’s sad? I don’t have many friends in real life, so I come here to post and be myself and everyone has gotten to know me. Now trolls like you and the fake guy ruin it for me!

      • RK

        Fake guy? What are you talking about?

      • Former J

        Cute. But you’ve made me realize how silly this “online reputation” business actually is, so thanks. I’ll probably just keep switching names now if I ever feel like contributing to a discussion. I use online discussion as an outlet for my geekdom, not my frustration.

      • Ceballos

        To The Artist Formerly Known as Johnification-

        I realize that you’ve felt my current (online) pain, and thanks for putting it perfectly. I like hanging with my online friends, and it’s absolutely pathetic that someone has decided to do their very best to ruin that by posting vile, hateful comments.

    • Brody

      Go away, troll. Everyone knows you’re not the real Ceballos.

      • Brian

        Yeah, I was surprised to see Ceballos say something so entirely a-holey.

      • Ceballos

        Brody and Brian…thanks for getting my back…or at least for realizing I didn’t turn into a rude, 11-year-old anti-social schmuck.

  • Nya

    Glen and Marketa are class acts all the way.

    • Snsetblaze

      Yes, they are. I hope they are getting any counseling they might need as well. It had to be horrible for them as well.

  • Ambee

    That’s very respectable for something that’s only supercially related to them, even if it was certainly quite shocking and tragic to fans. That’s just being good people.

  • K

    That’s a nice thing to offer. It’s really sad the guy decided to do it that way, in front of so many people.

  • sleepymonkey

    i’m surprised more people haven’t off’d themselves at their show

  • Jersey Jeff

    Oh my God. Boo f’in hoo! No wonder the terrorists hate us.

    • brody

      Who’s the “us” here? You realize Glen and Marketa aren’t American, right?

      • Al Bania

        They are terrorists?

    • Former J

      Is forming online relationships sadder than keeping a list of names of people to immitate?

  • Clayton

    Yet another reason to respect these two. Not only is their music fantastic; they’re truly quality people.

  • Hans M.

    I had to add to the positivity here: Swell Season did not need to do this, but it’s so great that they did.

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